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Democrats kindly recall Yoder skinny dip

Updated: 2013-08-21T15:43:14Z

Remember Congressman Kevin Yoder’s skinny dip in the Sea of Galilee?

Remember that it took place during a fact-finding trip to the Middle East?

Sure, you do.

And Democrats on Wednesday went the extra mile to make doubly sure you do.

They issued a statement saying that they had delivered a pair of swim trunks to the congressman’s office “to remind him of the type of behavior he should be exhibiting as a Member of Congress.”

“Whether Congressman Yoder is skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee or obstructing solutions to fixing problems in Washington, he has shown he is continuing to exercise his infamously poor judgment which is out touch with the values of Kansas families,” said David Bergstein of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “When Kansas families get a full view at Congressman Yoder’s record and values, they don’t like what they see.”

OK. But is a Democrat going to stand up and challenge the congressman next year? So far, none are on the horizon, Sea of Galilee or not.

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